Steve Bryant is entering his twenty second year at the helm of the Carolina Mudcats. While doing so, Steve has watched the storied franchise evolve into one of the most famous and well run organizations in the minor leagues. Many changes over the seasons have continued to keep Five County Stadium at the top of venues across the country. The "Family Place" is one of the most beautiful places you could ever watch baseball.
Bryant's decision to purchase the Kinston Indians in December started a chain reaction that covered four states and brought The Carolina League back to the Triangle. In a move Steve likes to call "Back to the Future", the Carolina Mudcats are entering a new era as members of the popular Carolina League that has deep roots in North Carolina and the Triangle. Raleigh, Durham, Rocky Mount, Wilson and many other local cities have been home to the Carolina League since the early thirties.
"The Southern League has been great for the Mudcats but the league has been moving further away into Mississippi and Alabama requiring very long bus trips and making following the Mudcats very hard for our fans", offered Bryant. "The Carolina League is High A and will perfectly fit our team. Natural rivals like Winston Salem and Myrtle Beach will be easy trips for our fans to make. We are excited to be growing with the league and to continue the long relationship that Kinston has had with the Cleveland Indians".
So enjoy your stay in this spectacular stadium and experience the "Magic of Baseball" while the Mudcats continue to make history.